If your students are comfortable adding and subtracting fractions, they should be very successful with adding and subtracting mixed numbers. If you're struggling with teaching your students this skill, try implementing some of the tips below. To get a free download of the templates in the video, click here. Teaching Tips Have students show their work clearly ... Read More about Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

## Multiply Fractions and Mixed Numbers {Digitally}

Show your students how to multiply fractions and mixed numbers digitally using models and the standard algorithm. To multiply fractions, I use two strategies: visual models and the standard algorithm. To teach mixed number multiplication, I use area models in addition to the standard algorithm. My students have always had a pretty easy time with multiplying fractions using the standard ... Read More about Multiply Fractions and Mixed Numbers {Digitally}

## Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Are you looking for quick and easy instructional resources and practice to help your students convert improper fractions and mixed numbers? It's important for students to be able to convert a mixed number to an improper fraction and an improper fraction into a mixed number. While this isn't usually a skill that is used in isolation, it's important for students to know in order to be able to ... Read More about Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers

## Equivalent Fractions Using Digital Visual Models

Equivalent fractions are an important skill to introduce to your students prior to teaching them how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. This can be challenging at first. If you teach them to create equivalent fractions using digital visual models, they'll have the opportunity to interact with the fraction models and truly "see" them concretely. The easiest way to do this ... Read More about Equivalent Fractions Using Digital Visual Models

## Adding and Subtracting Fractions

If you're working on adding and subtracting fractions with your students, make sure that you're using various strategies. It's important to show students how to use visual models in addition to the standard algorithm. In 4th grade, students mostly work on adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. By 5th grade, unlike denominators are used for adding and subtracting both ... Read More about Adding and Subtracting Fractions

## Simplifying Fractions

If your students are struggling with simplifying fractions, follow these 3 easy steps. 3 Steps for Simplifying Fractions Step 1: List the factors for both the numerator and denominator. Step 2: Circle the greatest factor they both have in common, known as the greatest common factor. (GCF) Step 3: Divide both the numerator AND denominator by the GCF. See the video below for a ... Read More about Simplifying Fractions

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